Molecular Biology

  • What is the Mitochondria?

    ... and other fascinating questions and answers about the cell's energy powerhouse.
    By Paul Arnold January 9, 2010 

  • An Overview of Acinetobacter Bacteria

    Acinetobacter bacteria are a hazard for hospital patients, especially military personnel who have been injured. Those who are being treated in the intensive care ward of the hospital and the severely ill are also at risk.
    By Finn Orfano December 30, 2009 

  • An Overview of Archaea Bacteria

    Archaea like it hot, and they cope well under pressure too. They are an ancient group of microbes that are now referred to as Archaea, and some of them live in the most extreme environments on the planet.
    By Paul Arnold December 24, 2009 

  • Essential Facts about Fungi

    The fungus kingdom contains an enormous variety of fungal types and it has been estimated that there are anywhere between 1.5 and 2 million species. Some cause disease, others provide food, and certain fungal compounds can be made into antibiotics. Find...
    By Paul Arnold December 21, 2009 

  • What is the Synovial Membrane?

    The synovial membrane is a layer of soft connective tissue that lines joints, tendon sheaths and the fluid-filled sacs between tendons and bones. It produces a lubricant called synovial fluid.
    By Paul Arnold December 18, 2009 

  • What are Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms?

    Single nucleotide polymorphisms or SNPs are very crucial in finding the genetic basis of human diseases. Researchers are busy deciphering the role of SNPs in genetics and using this knowledge to find ways of designing personalized medicine.
    By Rishi Prakash December 15, 2009 

  • Amoeba FAQ

    What does an amoeba eat and how does an amoeba move? Find out some essential amoeba info in this FAQ about these tiny single-celled organisms.
    By Paul Arnold December 15, 2009 

  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae

    Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a small bacterium that can cause Mycoplasma pneumonia, a form of pneumonia. It was once thought of as a simple organism, but a studies of its genome and proteome have revealed that it is much more complex and sophisticated than...
    By Paul Arnold December 13, 2009 

  • Fast Facts about Swine Flu

    Swine flu is a serious disease that is sweeping the globe and is caused by several types of swine influenza virus. It is a major public health concern and the overwhelming majority of people who are infected make a full recovery. Find out more key facts...
    By Paul Arnold December 11, 2009 

  • Cholera: The Water of Death

    Cholera is a waterborne disease that causes misery to millions. It's one of the most devastating bacterium to hit the human race. So what is cholera and how is it transmitted?
    By KM December 4, 2009 
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